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Black asset poverty and the enduring racial divide

Author: Lori Latrice Martin
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : FirstForumPress, 2013.
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Claims of a postracial society notwithstanding, there are enormous and even expanding differences in the level of assets owned by various racial and ethnic groups -- and black families are vastly overrepresented among the asset poor. Lori Martin provides an in-depth exploration of the causes and consequences of racial wealth inequality. Drawing on both national data and case studies from New York City, Martin probes  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Latrice Martin
ISBN: 9781935049531 1935049534
OCLC Number: 813567988
Description: xi, 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Exploring asset poverty --
Economic inequality in a "postracial' society --
Historical perspectives --
The splintering of Black America --
U.S. recession, Black depression --
Transcendent elites: losing ground --
Mainstream middle-class: missing in action --
The myth of the Black immigrant advantage --
Income rich, asset poor --
Towards a radical reconstruction --
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